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Brander Group is the most trusted IPv4 blog for the latest trends, analysis and market dynamics. Our analytics gather and evaluate IPv4 transfer data from ARIN, RIPE and APNIC and share the research with the rest of the world.  We also write about related topics in the network infrastructure industry.

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April 2022 transfer requests decreased to only 108, demonstrating another massive decrease of -37% as compared to March.  When looking at the average of 137 transfer requests in 2022, the decrease is still very significant at -21%.   Interestingly enough, the April & Mays average transfer requests are still 140 per month, which does align with what we have found to be the “new IPv4 norm” over the last 11 months.

ARIN Buying IPv4 Transfers March 2022

In March of 2022, the total ARIN transfer requests increased to 172, which demonstrates an increase in demand of over +27% as compared to the previous 10-month average.  This swing in transfer requests is timely, as many people were starting to wonder if prices were going to start to fall due to decreased interest and demand for IPv4 addresses globally.

ARIN IPv4 NONAUTH IRR Retirement

Starting on April 4th 2022, the ARIN-NONAUTH (not-authenticated) data stream will no longer be available using Near Real Time Mirroring (NRTM), File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Whois Port 43. The outdated email template entry method will also be deprecated. So what does it mean for organizations IPv4 address objects which ONLY use the ARIN-NONAUTH database?

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ARIN Replaces “ISP” and “End Users” Classifications. Toward the beginning of the year in 2021, ARIN created 2 separate client participation class called “General Members” and  “Service Members”.  They moved away from the historic classification of “ISP” vs “End Users” in an effort to encourage more organizations to have the opportunity to become ARIN members and partake in ARIN policy making.

ARIN Buy IPv4 Transfers February 2022

As of February 2022, the IPv4 transfer market continues to show a stabilized trend as it relates to demand for IP transfers over the past 9 months.  The transfer requests increased from 132 in January to 137 in February, demonstrating an insignificant increase of +4%.  While the trend seems to be very consistent, there is still a -30% decrease of IPv4 transfer requests since the IPv4 crash in May of 2021.